Trailheads with easier access in the winter

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Re: Trailheads with easier access in the winter

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RhodoRose wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:14 pm Also Pikes east side (Barr Trail).
Great! Thanks!!
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Re: Trailheads with easier access in the winter

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Mt. Shavano From the trailhead at the Angel of Shavano campgound is at the end of a plowed county road.
I haven't been there for a while, but I recall the road to Kite Lake as being plowed to about 11,000'.
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Re: Trailheads with easier access in the winter

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drewski wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:47 pm Mt. Shavano From the trailhead at the Angel of Shavano campgound is at the end of a plowed county road.
I haven't been there for a while, but I recall the road to Kite Lake as being plowed to about 11,000'.
Okay, great! I’ll write that one down. Thanks!
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Re: Trailheads with easier access in the winter

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drewski wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:47 pm Mt. Shavano From the trailhead at the Angel of Shavano campgound is at the end of a plowed county road.
I haven't been there for a while, but I recall the road to Kite Lake as being plowed to about 11,000'.
There's a private mine About 1.5 miles from kite lake TH. If the crews are working they use a loader to clear the snow from the road. The trick is obviously not parking in a way that blocks the road or is on the mine property. You can park a short ways down the slope on public land (if the curb is accessible), or you can hoof it from Paris mill which is 3 miles from the TH.
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